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Elan Valley Visitors Centre

Elan Valley, Rhayader LD6 5HP, Wales
+44 1597 810899
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Elan Valley, Rhayader LD6 5HP, Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice restaurant (more of a cafe) but prices were a bit too high I thought. But its the old adage of a captive audience. They were some lovely prints, disapointed with the selection and prices of some of the gifts. Hardly any postcards that I...More

Thank Viv K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited while enjoying a short break in the area. The staff were most helpful, there were informative displays and videos and a very pleasant cafe with outside seating. There were a number of walks from the centre from very easy to strenuous. Car-parking was...More

Thank Tony W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for an early lunch on the way up to visit the dams. Really delicious menu. Especially the cakes and a great park for the kids. Would recommend.

Thank K W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fab place to visit with our without the family. Great cycle paths and walking routes for all. Lots of information and great cafe with the best cakes - recommend the Rhubarb and Cherry sponge squares...delicious... It does tend to be a bit wet at times...More

Thank sheila l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to receive copious amounts of free information, great cafe, good parking, lovely gift shop, fun play area all wrapped up in beautiful scenery and helped by great staff.

Thank 92Ruth2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A good start off point for visiting the area. Lots of information and when we were there lots of local arts and crafts on display and sale. Bike hire is available and also a cafe/coffee shop.

Thank keefidee
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a great place all year round On a stormy day it's great to sit inside and watch the weather outside through its large windows all snug and safe. On a glorious day it's the ideal place to start and finish your trip to...More

Thank Gordonwashere
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This is a good point to start your drive around the dams or cycle. Plenty of information inside and the staff are great. We used the cafe, they were very busy and were only just coping we had cake and coffee and got a nice...More

Thank deepsky
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Idea located for a number of local walks, just a mile or so or 8 miles. Paths clearly marked and free maps can be picked up at the centre, staff are very helpfull. The centre has clean toilets and a fab cafe. Plenty of hot...More

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We were staying near Builth Wells so visiting the Elan valley was a must .The centre was well stocked with literature, visual displays and informative DVD Learned a lot about the history of the provision of water to Birmingham etc. Staff very helpful too. One...More

Thank GPTLebu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elan Valley, Rhayader LD6 5HP, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Rhayader
  • Phone Number: +44 1597 810899
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